German

German Program Top of Page

The German program introduces students to the German language and Central European culture. The courses offered enable students to lay the groundwork for fluency in German and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.

Students may elect to submit a German Studies major proposal for approval in conjunction with UW-Superior's cooperating institution in Oldenburg, Germany. Professor Emerita Dr. Karen Bahnick has established a scholarship for students who choose to continue their German studies in Oldenburg, Germany, after having completed at least through GERM 202 at UW-Superior and having declared the German minor.

The German program seeks to educate students to become more effective participants in the global community by promoting international and ethnic awareness and sensitivity to other cultures.

German Minor-Suspended Top of Page

No admission to Program after June 15, 2016.  Program suspended.  Current students in good standing have until December 27, 2017 to complete the program.


21 total credits

German Required Courses (12 credits required):

Beginning German I -- 3.00 credits
Beginning German II -- 3.00 credits
Intermediate German I -- 3.00 credits
Intermediate German II -- 3.00 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by making a grade of B- or better in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300-level German course with a grade of B- or better will receive retro-credit to his or her transcript for GERM 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retro-credits in German.)

German Elective Courses (9 credits required):

German Colloquy -- 3.00 credits
German Communication-Culture I -- 3.00 credits
German Communication-Culture II -- 3.00 credits
German Study Abroad -- 6.00 - 18.00 credits
Independent Study -- 1.00 - 6.00 credits

A student must complete GERM 202 and usually at least one 300-level German course at UW-Superior before participating in German Study Abroad during the junior year. The wide variety of courses available in Oldenburg allows students the opportunity to pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies Major in the field of German Studies.

German Minor Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in listening and reading of the target language.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in speaking and writing of the target language.
  3. Explain aspects of the target language culture, including differences from their own culture.
  4. Make connections in critical and/or creative thinking in a foreign language and other academic disciplines, including in the English language.